266 Responses to Weekend 20th January 2024

  1. Cooper_Man says:

    Main headline on the Beeb’s webshite tonight – “Japan lands on Moon but glitch threatens mission.” Well done those innovative Japanese in getting their entire island into orbit and then following it with a perfect touchdown.

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    • Eddy Booth says:

      “Artwork: Jaxa has become the fifth national space agency to land on the Moon”
      Can’t someone develop a selfie arm for these landings!

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  2. Eddy Booth says:

    30 years ago…when the BBC still did music, and had bands in to offer sighltlty different versions of their songs.
    Makes me think of the summer; saw a poor Blue tit this morning, frozen solid on the ground.

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    • Thoughtful says:

      I’m really sorry to burst your bubble here Eddy but Beautiful South who I though were a decent band were a bunch of leftists so extreme they’d make a Tory blush. In addition they didn’t even write this song, it was written by one Fred Neill and then covered by Harry Nilsson.

      It was originally an American folksong but there have been numerous cover versions since.

      Dream a little dream of me was a similar story

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      • Zephir says:

        “Paul Heaton: ‘I’m about overthrowing the power in this country. The monarchy, parliament – and the police’”

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        • Deborah says:

          And Mr Heaton is the type of Far Left who invested in a bicycle shop in Hull, not selling cheap bikes for poor kids but those carbon fibre bikes that cost thousands. I don’t know if the shop is still there. He also invested in a restaurant out in the countryside. I think it was called The Blue Boar which was mid range to upmarket.. It didn’t last long. So he was certainly looking for capitalist opportunities to make even more money.

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        • Sluff says:

          Zeph.
          My thesis is that this is exactly what the Far Left want to do.

          Their support for each and every activist agenda is thus purely tactical.

          Anti-colonialism, anti-slavery, pulling down statues, BLM, transgender, mass immigration, Palestine campaign. All ways of undermining society and bringing down the market economy.

          For instance, I noticed today something called the Free Palestine Coalition contains supporters from feminist group Sisters Uncut as well as Black Lives Matter.

          Case proved, your honour.

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      • StewGreen says:

        “Harry Nilsson sings ‘Everybody’s Talkin” from his 1968 album ‘Aerial Ballet’. The song became a hit for Nilsson after its appearance in the 1969 film Midnight Cowboy. It was written and recorded in 1966 by Fred Neil.
        The lyrics are in the video and below with comments about the song. ” .. https://youtu.be/I-OvJTVAH9w

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    • Eddy Booth says:

      Beautiful South did another version if it, on a subsequent BBC visit, which sounds more like their studio version – with the drumming.

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  3. Eddy Booth says:

    Bbc can only manage a text report of darts tournament in Bahrain , which Luke eventually won.

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    • Zephir says:

      Male and wrong colour for the bbc

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      • Skeldings says:

        Young Luke has achieved a great deal and raised the profile of darts, which has always seemed a bit niche on TV; but am I alone in thinking that this 16 year-old looks about 35? Has he had a hard life?

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    • Non Snowflake says:

      Now he’s got something that he can tell his Grandkids. Next year. :>)

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  4. Dickie says:

    Climate scam

    https://clintel.org/

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  5. Guest Who says:

    BBC on typical form

    https://x.com/catharinehoey/status/1748471942821134769?s=6
    Maybe next time @bbctheview have this commentator on they could label him properly – he is not in the slightest an independent commentator

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  6. StewGreen says:

    Anti-Labour activists must pay this Greek woman to act the role of Stella Tsantekidou a Labour Party adviser who’s gone crazy

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    • BRISSLES says:

      It’s astonishing how many stilted English speakers there are, with foreign accents, who consider themselves well versed enough in our politics to tell us what we should be doing ! I mean, just look at Greece for God’s sake, hardly the bastion for great politics. Then there are the numerous Indian/Pakistani human rights/migration lawyers who say everything is the government’s fault in their best “goodness gracious me ” accent.

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      • Scroblene says:

        Reminds me of a film which was around in the late sixties, Brissles!

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z_(1969_film)

        I saw it (with a lovely little lady, who covered her eyes at some of the scenes – as I felt like doing too), in that fabulous little cinema near Chelsea, (forgotten its name, but there were only a couple of hundred seats), and at the end, the whole auditorium rose to clap the production! It was an amazing experience!

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      • Doublethinker says:

        Brissels,
        Portillo said that although he spoke Spanish as well as he spoke English , lived there several months a year , appeared on Spanish TV regularly as a political pundit on British affairs, he never felt confident that he understood Spanish political issues well enough to comment on them .
        His view was that you needed to have grown up in a country , or at least lived there for decades before you really understood the nuances of the politics.

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    • Flotsam says:

      Are leftie nutters like her more typical of the left and more common than we’d like to think? GBNews seems to have a selection of them to wheel out.

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  7. Thoughtful says:

    Tell me what is wrong with this song

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  8. Sluff says:

    Who says the BBC don’t do comedy.?
    Except that I’m not laughing.

    On BBC London, the presenter, very unusually, is Sonia Jessop. She’s white !!!!

    But I digress.
    The story was about Measles outbreaks and low vaccination rates.
    Our Sonia interviews a doctor about it.

    This being the BBC, the doctor is, of course, a female Muslim with clothes to match.
    What is causing the low uptake in London, asks Sonia,

    The doctor puts it down to ‘vaccination fatigue’.
    And that is all.
    I think Sonia expected more but the doctor just blathered off topic and did not offer any other possibilities. Sonia did not press. The elephants in the room, immigrants, Muslims averse to cpvaccines with a pork ingredient, people who don’t understand English, were left intact.

    A prime contender for this year’s ’sweeping inconvenient stuff firmly under the carpet’ award, a tactic in which the BBC are world class.

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    • BRISSLES says:

      Yep, apparently the largest outbreaks are in London and the West Midlands, and the common denominator is ? ,,,,, Hardly surprising, we’ve also had an uptake of TB. Oh yes, the migrants really enrich our Society don’t they- bring every 3rd world disease with them. Typhoid coming to a community near you soon.

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    • harry142857 says:

      Not on the BBC.

      Oasis legend Noel Gallagher has launched a blistering attack on Sadiq Khan over his failure to tackle knife crime in London.
      The 56-year-old blasted Mr Khan in a foul-mouthed rant after it emerged last week that more than 1,000 people have been killed in the capital since he became Mayor of London.
      Police estimates show 1,008 homicides were recorded since Mr Khan was first elected – leaving around 130 families ripped apart every year of his tenure.

      Manchester-born Gallagher – who bought a house in west London after splitting from his wife last year – fumed on Matt Morgan’s Patreon podcast: ‘That little weasel-faced c*** of a Mayor who runs this town — I f***ing hate him.’

      Referencing schoolboy Harry Pitman, who was tragically murdered on December 31, the singer added: ‘You know that kid who got stabbed on Primrose Hill on New Year’s Eve?

      ‘I heard that on the radio and one of the reporters was saying knife crime has gone down all over the country except London.

      ‘So what do you have to say about that, you little weasel-faced c***?

      ‘How does he keep getting voted in?

      ‘God, I f**king hate him.

      ‘You know he asked me for a picture once, the little c***? I told him to go f**k himself.’

      Gallagher also went on to attack rail staff who have been heaping misery on Brits by regularly striking.

      He said: ‘Travelling up and down to Manchester on the train is a f**king nightmare.

      ‘They just cancel it, on a f***ing whim.
      And they’re always on strike because they’re not f**king getting paid enough.

      ‘How are they not being run by the f***ing government?’

      A spokesman for Mr Khan told The Sun that funding for policing and youth services had been slashed in the last decade – and claimed that the number of young people being injured by knifes had dropped since 2016.

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      • Non Snowflake says:

        Also, I wonder how he feels about “Don’t look back in anger” being used as an anthem by pathetic lefties.

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    • Foscari says:

      Sluff-The Londonistan programme on BBC TV takes
      the biscuit for pointing two fingers up at the minority
      indigenous population of the capitol.
      It is the only programme on the BBC that does not
      practice “positive discrimination” Are a quarter of the
      presenters and reporters Caucasian?
      As for professional experts on any given subject. I
      expect BIG BROTHER from the BBC diversity department
      has instructed them , if it was needed by their anarchist
      Marxist editors that only ethnic “experts” are interviewed .
      It would not surprise me that before long we see one
      of these experts in a burqa.
      One thing about Sonja Jessup . She only seldomly as
      a presenter will have to read the autocues written by
      the Marxist editors blaming the police for knife crime
      or if it is not the police , its the Toreeeeeees. And of
      course all the strikes in the capitol or anyway is the
      fault of the BOSSES.
      I expect very shortly for the presenters and reporters
      to be wearing support Sadiq Khan pendants. But to
      be fair . There isn’t a Hamas flag in the studio.

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  9. JohnC says:

    Alec Baldwin faces fresh manslaughter charge over ‘Rust’ shooting
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-68038106

    What a shame. This perfect example of a smug, arrogant, nasty Lefty liar hasn’t quite got away with it yet after all.

    Everything about this case stinks. Particulary how the FBI concluded he did pull the trigger proving him to be total liar but somehow they broke the gun and then all the charges were dropped.

    The BBC of course love him because he is a fellow outspoken Trump hater. The principle that someone can point a loaded gun at someone else, pull the trigger and kill them without standing any trial at all was ridiculous – but as we all know, it’s ‘basic facts’ only when it suits the BBC.

    Lets see if his expensive lawyers can bully the prosecution to drop the case again this time.

    It’s called karma and Baldwin is getting his.

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  10. BRISSLES says:

    He ain’t that a great an actor either.

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    • Peter Grimes says:

      Mr Kim Basinger; she was magnificent in 9 1/2 Weeks. Now she must have been to the same, hack cosmetic surgeon ‘cos she looks just like Mickey Rourke, or the Cat Woman.

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  11. JohnC says:

    Haley calls Trump insecure for spreading false ‘birther’ claims
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-68031450

    … and another PR piece from the ‘unbiased and impartial’ BBC in their desperation to stop Trump.

    ‘Ms Haley is Mr Trump’s closest rival in the next contest of the Republican race to be the party’s presidential nominee. Voters in New Hampshire will select their candidate on Tuesday and although Ms Haley has narrowed the gap, polling still suggests the former president has a substantial lead.’

    So no numbers given which means of course I had a look why:
    Jan 5th:
    Trump 42.3%
    Haley 29.1%
    Gap: 13.2%

    Jan 19th:
    Trump 49.1%
    Haley 33.8%
    Gap: 15.3%
    https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/polls/president-primary-r/2024/new-hampshire/

    Seems like when the BBC say she has ‘narrowed the gap’, they don’t mean in recent days. They mean since November last year. In the last 2 weeks, the gap has INCREASED.

    100% typical BBC dirty word trickery.

    Sorry Madeline, I now brand you as yet another agenda-driven BBC liar who doesn’t care one bit about truth.

    This is who the BBC have writing these articles these days. She is on the left from around 2015 – and even then at 17 she was on prozac for depression.
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    Perfect for the BBC.

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    • Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

      Boris has just backed Trump for President, I hear.

      A change of heart from the days he distanced himself from him?
      Has the buffoon come to his senses?

      Methinks he’s not getting enough media attention. Sorry Boris but the word ‘opportunism’ comes to mind.

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      • Doublethinker says:

        Agree. Spurning the trade deal that Trump would have delivered was a huge mistake. It would have set the tone for full exploitation of the opportunity offered by Brexit.
        Boris gave us considerably less than half a Brexit loaf, imposed Net Zero on us and massively increased migration. Three catastrophic decisions.

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        • Peter Grimes says:

          To be fair to BoJo, net zero was another Treeza May abomination, he just went with it.

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          • Guest Who says:

            I suspect it was a specific body part of his that went with the desires of his new squeeze.

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          • Doublethinker says:

            He brought forward by five years the target date!

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          • Rob in Cheshire says:

            Peter:

            Don’t be fair to Bojo. Resist the urge. He could have reined in net zero, he could have stopped HS2, but all the buffoon said was “when you are in a hole, keep digging”. What a colossal disappointment he was.

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  12. taffman says:

    “Chinese – Cloned rhesus monkey created to speed medical research”

    Could the monkey be the next Tory Prime Minister as Tory MPs submit ‘no confidence’ letters in PM?

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    • JohnC says:

      They should have done it when he sacked Braverman because of BBC pressure.
      Too little too late for me. They won’t get my vote.

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  13. JohnC says:

    Kashmir’s rare snowless winter sets off alarm bells
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-68015106

    The usual set of people whose income depends on pushing ‘climate change’ harping on as usual. I think we are supposed to believe it happens in months, not decades.

    What SHOULD be ringing alarm bells are stories the BBC don’t even report because they are ‘unhelpful’:
    French ‘rubbing their hands’ as Britain forced to import £1.5bn of electricity
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2024/01/19/uk-electricity-imports-hit-record-wind-and-solar-power/
    ‘UK buys a record amount of power from Europe as wind and solar fall short’

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    • taffman says:

      JohnC
      “Lessons to be learned” ?

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      • JohnC says:

        The lesson we can learn is that the agenda is more important than people. As Black-Lives-only-Matter-when-white-people-kill-them has proven beyond doubt.

        But we knew that : the Left have been mass-murdering people they don’t agree with for a long time through history.

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  14. Scroblene says:

    ‘Nice’ to see that the prats are still farting around about ‘the weather’!

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/features/68023305

    I hate January anyway; most normal citizens are pissed off with being cold, and some idiots stop drinking a few sherberts or eating meat, so what’s the big news here, Beebicles?

    Aaaah, the mantra of squealing about globular boiling or some other associated crap!

    It’s winter for God’s sake!

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  15. JohnC says:

    Palestinians tell of fears for the future as war destroys Gaza
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-68034128

    What about this English from a resident of Gaza city ?.

    ‘”I hold the Israeli occupation responsible for the massive destruction, but I do not absolve Hamas of responsibility for everything that happened,” he said.’

    No he didn’t BBC. You did and said he did. Just as I’m certain you did for the rest of this report. It’s full of what you WANTED them to say. Either that or Gaza has the best English schools in the Middle East.

    It seems the latest push is for a two-state solution. And of course someone comes out with something right on message:

    Neveen Imadedin, a mother displaced from her home in Gaza City said “We want the war to end but with a sustained long-term political solution. We want our state, not to return to the no-peace, no-war situation.”. Amazing Neveen : go to the top of the class.

    This whole war is classic BBC when it’s against their agenda. They just ignore the cause and concentrate on sucking out empathy from the effects.

    They even blame Israel for all the crime and extortion going on as people are being sold UN aid which has clearly been stolen (though not mentioned by the BBC). They say it’s because Israel have killed all the police. More like it’s Hamas doing what they have always done. But the BBC don’t go near that.

    Another report from Rushdi Abualouf who was born in Gaza, lives in Gaza, has lots of family in Gaza and is about is unbiased and impartial as maxi.

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    • Eddy Booth says:

      Is Rushdi back in Gaza, didn’t he flee to Turkey?

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      • JohnC says:

        I thought so too. He might be calling them on his phone – but more likely he has just made the whole thing up. None of his ‘quotes’ ring true.

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    • atlas_shrugged says:

      Just found the perfect definition for marxi:

      16. The official definition of “troll” is: “A low-level member of the security services employed to belittle anyone who gets too close to the truth.”

      (c) Dr Coleman

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  16. Doublethinker says:

    I’ve just watched a Telegraph pod cast of an interview with historian Simon Heffer.
    Heffer is the biographer of Enoch Powell whom he greatly admires, a strong Brexiteer because he believes in national sovereignty, and thinks that Lady Thatcher was our greatest ever leader. All things that most of us on this site would wholeheartedly agree with. I would put Heffer down as a right wing Tory of the old school and a very dry one at that.
    The interview was about the political situation today and the challenges which confront our country and the conservatives in particular. It lasted for an hour and covered a lot of ground.
    Astonishingly only passing references were made to immigration and the need to get it under control.

    I’m sure that a wise man like Heffer knows that immigration is in the top three issues of the day for ordinary voters and yet he didn’t want to engage on that topic. He must know that most voters think that the abject failure of the Tories to massively reduce it is their greatest failure. So why was he so shy of addressing the issue?

    We are all used to politicians and most journalists being unable to speak facts and truth about immigration but when someone likeHeffer follows suit it is deeply worrying. Has the rot which has allowed mass immigration for the past three decades now run so deep that even the likes of Heffer darent speak against it , or worse, even accept it and have come to terms with it? Is there no serious opposition to mass immigration in the corridors of power?

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  17. Fedup2 says:

    Toady
    Almost the first action of comrade Robinson today was to rubbish president trump – this was done through criticism of the column nut nut apparently does in the Mail . Nut nut – comrade boris Johnson has said trump will make a great president. Robinson immediately said nut nut had said trump was ‘unfit for office ‘ whilst nut nut was londonistan mayor …..

    Some might say presidents should be judged on performance – and trumps manifesto was being achieved – eg the wall . But the bbc only likes approved manifestos – any form of unapproved democracy can die ….

    The toady co host – a Hamas supporting Muslim called meesh – consented …

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    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      Boris is an oaf. Who cares what he says? He had his chance and he blew it. He is a failure and a loser.

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  18. Fedup2 says:

    BBC News
    Sexy bugs are on the increase – clap et al …. In an early broadcast it said ‘men having sex with men ‘ was the most common reason . The bbc does nt like to say ‘sodomy ‘ – make your bed and lie in it ….

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  19. Dickie says:

    Oh dear, oh dear – “I thought you said reverse engines, Sir”

    https://community.ukcolumn.org/forums/war/one-brian-minesweepers-collide

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  20. AsISeeIt says:

    Editors beware, Mr AsI is on the lookout and it’s been a good week for those awkward little juxtapositions where ironically clashing headline features betray the mainstream narratives.

    Today, for our slips and giggles (I said slips), we alight on the ‘i’ newspaper, the poundshop junior Guardian as I like to call it – or ‘top pick’ for their online newspaper review as the BBC likes it this morning.

    Narrative-wise the headline story is a broadside against the Rishi Rwanda policy, deploying that formula familiar to viewers of the TV quiz show Family Fortunes – ie “Our Survey Said…”

    Public verdict on Rwanda: PM’s plan won’t work or win power for Tories, poll says (‘i’)

    That lead phrase Public Verdict purports to elevate some online clicking by a hundred or so individuals as an update to a bloke going door-to-door with a clipboard questionaire – up to the lofty jurisprudential level of a French Revolutionary Jacobin mob demanding the guillotine sentence from the peanut gallery. But hey ho. The Rwanda policy is crap – but not necessarily for the reasons the lefties think.

    Let’s move on to the light relief and humour of another of those awkward juxtapositions as promised. The ‘i’ loves to present a list of several bullet points bellow their screamer headlines – as though a frontpage layout posing as some literal managerial meeting agenda bestows unarguable veracity on their leftist editorial line. Point 4 clause One this morning reads: Home Office is evicting asylum seekers from taxpayer-funded hotels…

    And in close proximity on the self same frontpage: The UK’s most exciting new hotels from £88

    The Times meanwhile pitches slightly higher up market: Chic hotels under £200

    Do not adjust the contrast control on your TV set: Look who’s gone… Millie dropped as Time Lord assistant.. and look Who’s new (Daily Mirror) – yep, you guessed it – yet another case of diversity replacing white on BBC shows.

    The Labour-supporting Mirror, mind you, does some sterling work this morning with their lead story: The final betrayal… Tata is axing nearly 3,000 jobs… Steel jobs bombshell – a fiery campaigning frontpage forged in the furnace of outrage: Tories give factory owners £500m to throw 3,000 workers on scrapheap… Save Our Steel… Mirror Campaign – all done without a single mention of sustainability or green steel – the BBC wouldn’t do that: Tata steel: What do plans mean for UK’s carbon footprint (BBC) – but the gynaeceum that is: BBC News Staff – they do like the Mirror for their number two pick in their online news review

    Well said dear – is a rare feature of these reviews. Allison Pearson in the Telegraph garners that accolade today: Port Talbot has been sacrificed to the angry god of net zero

    That would be an ecumenical matter (TM Father Ted)

    In further religious news: Public funds used to fight school prayer ban (Telegraph) – the state-protected religion in question in this case is of course islam

    A Clockwork Orange author Anthony Burgess predicted in his novel 1985 – a rather spicy and controversial answer to Orwell’s 1984 – that islam would feature significantly in Britain’s future. He saw it replacing christianity due to arab money and the watering down and falling away of our native european creeds. He couldn’t have envisaged our third world hyper-immigration. But he guessed Catholicism would become Protestantism and Protestantism would become Atheism.

    All quiet about the eastern front

    Ukraine war news may be reported missing in action lately – perhaps because we’re losing on all fronts? Ukraine in maps: Tracking the war with Russia – under the BBC’s online news tab is dated 20 December 2023

    An all out attack on all fronts against Brexit is covered in the left-leaning press, however: Revealed: vital green laws destroyed by Brexit (Guardian); New price of Brexit shoppers face extra price hikes on ham, cheese and sausages… Foods from Europe face tighter rules from 31 January (‘i’)

    No wonder the Beeb crew admire the ‘i’ – it ticks all their boxes and goes so far as to carry their corporate lines: Make wealthy pay more so licence fee is free to people on benefits, demands ex-BBC chief – so 3,000 former steel workers now on the dole in Port Talbot can be explained to for free: Tata steel: What do plans mean for UK’s carbon footprint (BBC)

    Gary Lineker is your frontpage pin-up in the Guardian: Having a heart? How is that a bad thing? Gary Lineker interview.

    Can we get one thing straight? Because we’ve had weeks of beating about the bush on this one. Esther does not just want a ‘debate’ on assisted dying. She wants assisted dying. Legalise it. She’ll advertise it.

    The Rishi lackey loyalist Daily Express – bereft of positive news about their man – goes with: TV icon’s emotional plea to make Commons debate on assisted dying a reality – again with the ‘debate’ canard

    The emotional angle: Esther’s tears: over ‘cruel law’ (Daily Express)

    If you’re now feeling a certain regret that you bothered to get up out of bed this morning… this read should lull you back to sleep: Keir Starmer My plan for the NHS (of course that’s a feature placed in the Stramer fan boy Labour-curious formerly patriotic Times)

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Esther – just get it done and shut the eff up old bat …. Write book when you are dead ….

      An excellent blue labour policy – allow illegals ‘claiming asylum ‘ to get work if their cases are not resolved in a certain time . What a great idea – completely frustrate the law and give a reward …
      People know blue labour just don’t care about immigration – and take bungs from interested parties – who care only about their biusinesses and screw every one else …

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    • Scroblene says:

      Nice one as usual AsI!

      I think that I’m rather looking forward to Starmer and friends taking over the UK in November…

      What will be more liked, than to see all the new useful idiots trying to understand the real world, wondering what the ‘global boiling’ issues really mean to their hard-pressed voters, trying to understand how big finance actually works, what to do about the huge influx of illegals, and how other foreign governments will see them coming a mile off!

      It really will become a comedy show, with Abbott in No11, Fick Ange in the ‘Ome office’, most of the other usual suspects being ‘briefed ‘ by the same incoherent civil serpents that infest Whitehall as we speak, and all the inherited problems of the current pathetic blue socialist bunch of weirdos we have at the moment being continued ad infinitum!

      Beeboids will have a field day for the first couple of months, and then the rot will really set in, as they’ll be squirming and squealing at their ‘interviews’, when it’ll be clear to everyone who bothers to watch their drivel, that the whole shebang of UK Inc has gone t**s up, and there’s nobody to blame but Piggy Eyes and his motley bunch of twonks, who took over from Sunak’s crisis!
      At my tender age, (yes, I’m buying my first really big-engined beast on Thursday, petrol of course, so I’m still getting there), I’ll just sit here, riding this laptop, and enjoying the schadenfreude of a failed government giving way to an already failing crew from the Marxist side of ‘politics’.

      I pay little tax now. Our meagre pensions mean that life for me and Senora O’Blene is just about affordable, they can’t get worse, and I’ll just have to watch my dear old country unfold into a mess of ridicule which will last until the populace are allowed to sort the old place out themselves, by sensible policies, decent conditions for business, (from Brexit of course), a complete stop to immigration, a return to Christian values and a fair deal for the indigenous British people.

      I suspect that the Beeb will eventually run out of money, and Starmer will give them everything from general taxation, but that will certainly mean that more and more citizens will just ignore them, rather like most people take no notice of local authorities’ stuff.

      And in even better news, I have a bottle of Shepherd Neame’s ‘Bishops Finger’ ale in the fridge for a mid-day celebration of sixteen months of no TV tax! Then we’ll hit the Marlborough River vino with a vengeance!

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      • Zephir says:

        “Marlborough River vino”

        The mind boggles Scrobs

        “I’m getting hints of toasted tobacco, old cowboy boots and an aftertaste of ash trays” ?

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        • Scroblene says:

          Ha ha ha!

          Wairau Cove Winery does a spectacular Pinot Grigio which is a firm fave here, Chez Scrobs, Zephir!

          Weren’t Lucky Strike toasted? Senora O’Blene used to like Marlborough Lights back when smoking was legal…

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  21. Fedup2 says:

    Toady
    Meesh interviews Lammy – Lammy said ‘we will only borrow to fund investment ‘… to grow the economy – so bad news for welfare junkies ..
    Naturally Lammy – being far less than the sharpest knife in the box – didn’t realise what he said – and meesh let it go – being the top interviewer she is …. I hope it is picked up …

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  22. Guest Who says:

    https://x.com/iainpdooley/status/1748636998695284812?s=61 Awesome. More sneering, ill-informed observations from the BBC’s globetrotting sneering and ill-informed middle class Nice But Dim tribute act.
    From the broadcaster that tells you the ‘planet is boiling’ and guilt trips you into staying at home.

    Maybe Mishal could fly to interview him in the hinterlands of Port Talbot, with Eds and Rishi and Boris and Cazza in tow to explain to the natives why it is for their own good?

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  23. JohnC says:

    Israel-Gaza: London school warns it may close over Palestine patch row
    https://www.bbc.com/news/education-68032039

    Very little information in this article about who is making all the racial slurs and threats or their nature. You have to work it out for yourself. But it’s extremely nasty which is why they might close the whole school.

    Which of course means it’s the Muslims. Because you can be sure we would be told if it wasn’t.

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  24. Guest Who says:

    A sure sign of ineptitude and subsequent collapse is blocking debate. Politician or media.

    Too many in the HoP do it, and W1A. And..

    https://x.com/telegraph/status/1748646882774007929?s=61
    🔴 The term has become all too common in hospitals where an estimated 25,000 children have lost one or both parents in the war.

    ‘Estimated’ by whom, Tel?

    On that note, other than limitless moppets and blue jacketed Gazan seekers after truth, no one else seems involved.

    With all these diligent investigative scribes everywhere, and associated camera toting chums, how with all this exchange (operative word) of boom boom is there little mention of actual combatants?

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  25. Dickie says:

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    • Fedup2 says:

      How do you prep for WW3? Clockwork radio – tins ? Bottled water ? Personal body bag ?

      I think once the EMP takes out the TV and internet the kidults will just do an Esther…

      Bye bye X bye bye face book ….

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      • atlas_shrugged says:

        > How do you prep for WW3?

        Head to the secret nucleur bunker at Kelvedon Hatch:

        https://secretnuclearbunker.com/

        Even just for a visit it is really interesting. The ‘hide under the dining room table’ videos are a hoot.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Atlas-please don’t tell people about the secret bunker – the clue is in the name ( and road sign )😎

          You’d have to feel sorry for anyone surviving a nuclear strike – it would be so dismal ..

          – although apart from his the US nuclear bases in Blighty why would anyone bother ?

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  26. Fedup2 says:

    For those of us on this site who expose our selves to the BBC as much to bear witness to the bias as for any other reason – we may be in for a treat throughout 2024 .

    Every up and down of the get president trump saga will be magnified and screeched about – aided by the stable of ‘former ‘ Obama ‘ staff who regularly turn up to help throw the mud ..

    It would be good to monitor the antis versus the pro trump people – – wouid put it at higher that 95% for anti trumps – and when pro trumps actually get on the air – they’ll be assaulted by the likes of comrade Robinson …

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    • JohnC says:

      That’s what OFCOM should be doing Fed.

      They are a complete disgrace.

      All they would have to do is poll BBC staff and see how many vote Tory and how many voted for Brexit.

      I would bet it’s less than 5% and probably less than 1%. That alone would be proof OFCOM have failed.

      The trouble is, it seems nobody wants to rock the boat like that.

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      • taffman says:

        JohnC
        “They are a complete disgrace.”
        In the meantime the feeble Tory Government just stand by and watch?
        Change the government! Vote for Reform & UKIP.

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  27. Zelazek says:

    A weird report on the BBC website of an Israeli cabinet member claiming that Netanyahu is “not telling the truth” about Israel’s military aims in Gaza. The report doesn’t elaborate. A pathetic and biased piece of journalism.

    They try to create the impression that Israel is a pariah state with a few well-placed, insinuating phrases: “No trust”. “Growing international isolation”. “A chasm between it and its allies”.

    There is no “chasm” between Israel and its allies the USA, the UK, Australia, France, and Germany.

    And let’s stop all this two-state solution fantasy talk. There has always been a Palestinian state. It’s called Jordan. If the Arabs had accepted the original proposals, Jordan would today have included most of what is now Israel. But the Arabs rejected the plan. They have rejected every plan since. Why? Because the only thing they have ever wanted is the total destruction of Israel.

    Israel has learned through bitter experience of dealing with Arab intransigence and perfidy that agreeing to the existence of a Palestinian state within the bounds of what is now Israel would be signing its own death warrant.

    Netanyahu is absolutely right. Israel’s ONLY option is to totally destroy Hamas. That might sound too hardline and harsh for effete BBC crybabies. But this is one of those situations in which MEN have to step forward and do what is necessary to protect their families and their nation.

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  28. atlas_shrugged says:

    If folk want to see why our ‘elf system is in such trouble and will be for the foreseeable future then take a peek at these health ministers on both sides. This is from Andrew Bridgen’s XS deaths debate. Fast forward to 10:37 to see them both:

    https://parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/664b688c-cf82-4280-8d3d-8a2169c78d11

    There is a good summary of this debate here:

    https://theseareinterestingtimes.substack.com/p/if-you-have-nothing-to-fear

    The two talking heads of ‘elf were:

    Ms Abena Oppong Asare.

    Maria Caulfield MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Women) and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Mental Health and Women’s Health Strategy) can be contacted here:

    https://www.mariacaulfield.co.uk/contact

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  29. taffman says:

    A quick look at Al Beeb’s news website . It’s full of rubbish !
    Why do you readers pay the Telly Tax for such dross?

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  30. tomo says:

    Some people were so animated about DJT getting a clean sweep in the Iowa primary last week that they kept a polling station open past its official closing time and rushed extra Haley voters to the location….

    Haley trumped the former president by just one vote in Johnson County, with 1,271 votes to 1,270 and 99 per cent of votes tallied

    More WEF stuff – don’t need no smelly voters

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  31. Guest Who says:

    Lies is beyond nuts.

    https://x.com/BBCWorld/status/1748672166810341616?s=20
    Iran’s sudden strikes show just how perilous region has become, writes BBC’s chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet

    Lovely hair though. Maybe she can persuade Pelsoi to ask one of those laymen in the Pentagon to lob a few cruise missiles that way like Bubba did back in the day?

    That really helped.

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  32. Thoughtful says:

    Just been told a hearsay report from a DWP fraud investigator of an Eastern European scam around 300 people board an aircraft and then fly around Western European cities making benefits claim for an entire family, including the UK. This nets each individual around £7K per month.

    This is all known about and monitored, and they keep on paying them because the greedy weasels want more ‘evidence’.

    When asked why they don’t just stop paying them he was told that they want a conviction so they can notionally claim the money back, even though they know full well they will never be able to reclaim anything at all.

    Yet again we see this slavish devotion to the law trumping all common sense and costing each one of us a small fortune, just so the greedy weasels can make more money.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Buy bottles not glassezzzzz,.. hick … I luv you hick …zzzz

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Unless the cut in overall wine consumption is more like 25-35% why bother? As Fed says, people will just buy bottles instead of buying by the glass. Pathetic! Am guessing it was a Yooni study done by a female PhD.

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  33. Dickie says:

    House Republicans Introduce Bill to Withdraw Funding from Globalist’s World Economic Forum

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2024/01/house-republicans-introduce-bill-withdraw-funding-globalists-world/

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    • Lucy Pevensey says:

      Let’s hope that BIll is passed. Let the dismantling of globalist strongholds begin.

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      • atlas_shrugged says:

        Another scandal IMHO is when there is too much wind we pay the wind turbine companies money not to produce electricity as the grid can’t handle it. Of the electricity that is produced we also pay overseas to consume electricity via our ‘inter-connectors’ (also known as negative pricing).

        So our interconnectors are quite harmful as we buy expensive and sell cheap (or even worse pay them to consume it).

        I do not know how much money this scandal equates to every year. The very least the companies could do IMHO is give coastal communities free electricity especially since they have mostly been forced onto smart meters.

        And another thing bBC we blew up the coal fired power stations. It stinks of corruption.

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    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      The navy doesn’t have enough frigates, the army doesn’t have enough tanks, and the air force doesn’t have enough planes, but we can afford this?

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Rob – seen the video – no comment ….was gonna Google the captains but I suppose the parking would be done by a pilot ?

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    • moggiemoo says:

      Not the only thing we import from France. I forget, how much do we pay for the migrants?

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  34. tomo says:

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  36. tomo says:

    When the BBC does pants

    Pants.jpg

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    • Kaiser says:

      women with accessible underwear

      easy open brassieres

      who is this for again exactly ?

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  37. atlas_shrugged says:

    The bBC World Service was estactic last night over ‘Renaissance figure’ Lesley Lokko awarded architecture’s Royal Gold Medal:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-68008253

    Lesley Lokko has become the first African woman to be awarded the Royal Gold Medal for Architecture, for her work to “democratise” the industry.

    The 60-year-old is known for her work as an architecture teacher and academic in universities and other institutions around the world, rather than for designing grand building projects herself.

    She has championed bringing people of colour and other under-represented backgrounds into architecture over the past two decades.

    ‘pparently (just from my insomniac memory) she had designed a mud-hut

    Move over Frank Lloyd Wright. There is a new team in town.

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  38. Lucy Pevensey says:

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  39. vlad says:

    Hallelujah! At last, a senior politician dares say the unthinkable about Trump.
    In today’s DM, Boris Johnson has a double-page spread titled “A Trump presidency could be just what the world needs.”

    To my mind it doesn’t go nearly far enough in pointing out, on the one hand, what an absolute disaster Biden has been, nor, on the other, how beneficial a Trump Presidency would have been in 2021 and could yet be in 2025.

    It omits to list Biden’s catastrophic failures internationally and domestically, compared to Trump’s.

    It fails, for example, to juxtapose Biden and Trump’s policies on US oil and gas production, nor Biden vs Trump’s policies towards Iran. (The former – unbelievably – sending the rotten terrorist regime billions, whereas Trump withheld all payments and even blacklisted Iran’s oil sales to third parties like China.)

    But it’s at least a step in the right direction of de-toxifying the great man.

    Savour the first few paras, and note the dig at the BBC:

    With the shriek of elderly beldames leaping on the piano stool after spying a mouse in their petticoats, the Western liberal intelligentsia has finally spotted the likely result of this November’s U.S. presidential elections.
    The results from the Iowa Republican caucus have exploded like thunder in every high-minded meeting place, and the reaction is always the same: sheer, gibbering funk.
    In the editorial conferences of fine old U.S. and UK publications, the leader writers are having hysterics.
    In the cocktail parties of Davos, I am told, the global wokerati have been trembling so violently that you could hear the ice tinkling in their negronis.
    In the senior common rooms of our universities, in the synod of the Church of England, in the Orwellian corridors of the BBC and among much of the UK establishment there has been a caterwauling orgy of nose-holding abhorrence.
    No! they are saying. Not him — not that man again!

    Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-12983807/BORIS-JOHNSON-negronis-Trump-presidency-just-world-needs.html

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    • Thoughtful says:

      To read and believe the words of a proven liar is to open oneself to be deceived.
      The comments on this piece were universal, that while in office Johnson did the exact opposite to what he is lauding Trump for, and he didn’t stop himself laying into him in his support for the far Left Democrats, Clinton and Biden.

      Boris does not believe those words he wrote. He like many hacks was given a title and a brief and told to go away a write a piece for a lot of money which he did.

      Don’t believe a word of it. Johnson is a Marxist at heart, cut from the same cloth as the weaselly Cameron, and he has zero scruples or morals.

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      • vlad says:

        I suspect Johnson wrote the piece with one eye on his possible future comeback to frontline politics. After all, he might have to deal with Trump one day.
        Be that as it may, and whatever his motives, he is at least saying some of the right things.

        And his comments are being picked up by the media, from The Grauniad to the Telegraph, via Sky News and Politico.

        But not, predictably, by the BBC. Wouldn’t want to give Orange Man the oxygen of publicity, would we?

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  40. Doublethinker says:

    As anticipated the BBC are reporting that the German government is considering banning the AfD because some of its seniors members attended a meeting at which measures to deport some migrants , a million or two, were floated.
    I don’t know the details of those who floated these ideas but it would not be a complete surprise if they weren’t in the pay of the neo liberals one way or another, ie it’s a false flag smear.
    The idea of banning the AfD was first mentioned by the German President some months ago in order to protect the German constitution and democracy . Well of course it would be!
    This is so like the attempted Lawfare on Trump and the resurrection of the twenty year old financial scandal charges against Le Pen , it is laughable. But these charges will give pretexts for action if the neo liberals think that they need them come the run up to elections.
    How many times can this stunt be pulled before voters see through it and vote for those that the neo liberals are trying to suppress? By bthe growing support for Trump the answer is not very many?

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    • Richard Pinder says:

      National Socialist Germany banned political opponents on 23 March 1933 in order to protect the fatherland and democracy.

      Workers Socialist East Germany banned political opponents on 30 March 1950 in order to protect the people and democracy.

      So Anti-democratic Nasty Socialist Germany could ban political opponents in March in order to protect the German constitution and democracy.

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  41. Sluff says:

    Accidentally caught 5 minutes of ‘Escape to the Country’ on BBC 1 on Saturday afternoon. Unbelievable.

    This being the BBC, even this has to have a tick box agenda.
    And sure enough.

    A lesbian couple is looking for a house.
    And the presenter is missing the lower part of her arm.

    So that’s the LGBTxyz and disability boxes ticked.
    Me? I quickly ticked the off switch option.
    You can’t make it up.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Is that programme also called ‘ we wanna get away from the coloured folk ?’ …. I like that one where hard capitalists buy slums to put giro people in …. And paint everything mushroom …

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    • maxincony says:

      Sluff,

      *Accidentally caught 5 minutes of ‘Antiques Roadshow’ on BBC 1 last Sunday afternoon. Unbelievable.

      One of the people interviewed was missing half his face and several fingers. So that’s the disability box ticked.

      Me? I quickly ticked the off switch option. You can’t make it up.*

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  42. vlad says:

    Tommy Robinson is angry. (Real name, Norma-Jean Hitler.)

    He is calling for a demonstration to protest, predominantly, the islamic threats ranging from terrorism to rape gangs, open borders, beheadings and the weekly pro-Hamas demonstrations on our streets.

    It will be interesting to see how the BBC reports the meeting (if, indeed, it’s allowed to proceed).

    Will they be as benignly tolerant as they were towards the BLM / Antifa thugs, the climate loonies or, more recently, the Hamas islamo-fascists who regularly occupy our streets, intimidate the public, threaten Jews and chant violent antisemitic slogans?

    (As a side note, it will also be interesting to watch the police’s reaction. I suspect they will be much less tolerant than they were towards all the above trouble makers. Somehow I doubt they will take the knee for Tommy, nor politely hold the protesters’ banners for them while they desecrate memorials, as happened in London recently.)

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    • Fedup2 says:

      36000 views now – 26 000 up on yesterday …. 77 brigade – check 36000 files …

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      • vlad says:

        Plus 2,900 likes and nearly 600 comments, overwhelmingly supportive, from all over the world.

        And that’s just YouTube – thousands more on Rumble and Twitter (X).

        He’s struck a chord.

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  43. Philip_2 says:

    The BBC are only following orders from The Frankfurt School of Marxism. They just don’t realise or care, what you or me think. In fact they would prefer a UN based new world order. They could ban online free speech such as Biased BBC. So a future COVID (wont be called COVID), CLIMATE (also called Net zero), and FREEDOM of thought (as in DEMOCRACY,) will be reduced to (new) HATE speech legislation already on the UK legisltion horizon will become UK law. The UK has already adopted the UN HATE speech (for all online discussion) Biden’s dream of stopping Trump may also be involved). It also has nothing to do with actual Islamic ‘hate’ crimes – but proscribing (banning) political dissenters from expressing opposing views from the global UN based ‘Collective’, is assured. BBC are happy to verify your comments, in that they will ensure nothing is ever made ‘public’. Even if its National security.

    Back to the UN agenda
    its not just about Climate scare tactics, far worse.

    Their intentions are clear:

    “If information surrounding elections is suppressed and under their control and regulation, then we know just how easily it is for them to influence and affect political outcomes.

    Second – public health measures – are you surprised? After a year of fighting off the WHO Pandemic Treaty, the UN is now getting its hands on yet another weapon to dictate your health choices.

    And last but not least … “incitement to discrimination”, also known as “hate speech”… In other words, anything that goes against their agenda in topics like gender ideology, abortion, and Christian opinions in such matters!”

    Not many of us realise the UN has taken over many aspects of UK government since leaving the EU. Conservative or Labour read from the same song sheet. It was worked out with the UN insisting we comply with LGTQXYZ and how well we ‘do ‘is then judged by the EHRC over ruling the UK high courts. Effectively we no longer control our own UK laws at any high level. Even out politicians are powerless over UN Treaties. We now have the entire UK civil service enraptured to such UK directives. Nobody voted for it, it just drifts into legislation. It was Tony Blair’s greatest achievement. Designed to outlast a Tory government. Then we had Cameron who also thought it was good idea to not change anything, and we are stuffed.

    Its just like the Eagle album. You can leave but you can never escape the UN. We are fully signed up to it (all UK). Climate change driven, speech restrictions and work restrictions will follow when ID cards are with us. Not long no under the next government. The ability to restrict free speech is part of the BBC ‘VERIFY’ unit, that you must agree or be ‘shadow banned’ not just by the BBC (they will deny it) but is also a fact that TWITTER also denied that they banned COVID critics and CLIMATE deniers (Both BBC topics). Hate speech is natural extension, that will lead to thought Police and then we are not far away from the BBC idealistic social construct of 1984. The Book 1984, is almost part of the BBC.

    You won’t find anyone at th BBC talk about it, but they do have BBC VERIFY unit, well advanced and tested (working) during COVID and CLIMATE and recently explaining why JEWS should not protect it self. This is not a co-incidence. Its a plan.

    Is that a ‘Hate crime’ comrade? (BBC verify unit)

    You can protest as I have and sign here

    You are not supposed to know about it. It will not be mentioned in the next General election. its a feature of the EU that they (always adopt the UN initiatives). And its always kept secret from the public as we have no say in why the UK is in such a state. Our last hope is to vote for REFORM. Only a sea change will stop the rot.

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